• Babson Celebrates Class of 2011 At 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    April 29, 2011
    The Babson College Athletics Department held its 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of nine individuals were honored. Field Hockey senior Colleen Kelly was named Female Athlete of the Class, while baseball senior Dave Ahern was named Male Athlete of the Class. Soccer and lacrosse senior Kristy Benoit and baseball senior Andrew Aizenstadt were named Scolar-Athletes of the Class, and men's basketball senior Matt Zoia took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Gene Begin and the Undergraduate Marketing Team were the recipients of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and lacrosse first-year Morgan Lockwood received the Lori Vengrow Award, and men’s soccer freshman Mike Fisher claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
  • Blinstrub, Grant, Higa, and Miller Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame
    April 11, 2011
    This past Friday night, Babson College inducted four new members into its prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame. Coaching legend Judy Blinstrub, men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93 were all enshrined as part of the 13th inductionclass, bringing the Hall's total membership to 56.
  • Pineault Named Long-Term Head Coach of Women's Soccer
    November 30, 2010
    After guiding the Babson College women’s soccer team to its first NEWMAC Finals appearance since 2007 as acting head coach this fall, Nellie Pineault has been officially named the program’s long-term head coach, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced this week. Now in her twelfth year at Babson as a member of the Athletics Department staff, Pineault served as an assistant coach under Judy Blinstrub in 2004 and then under Sarah Dacey from 2005 to 2009. In her first season at the helm of the program, Pineault led an injury-plagued squad to a fantastic 11-7-2 record, a second-place finish in the conference, and a trip to the NEWMAC Championship game against Springfield. It was Babson’s best regular season finish since 1997 and only the second appearance in the title game since 1998.
  • Women's Soccer Sees Four Honored By NEWMAC
    November 11, 2010
    The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) unveiled its 2010 women’s soccer postseason awards this week, and Babson College junior Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas), junior Annie Kenney (Weston, Mass.), and sophomore Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) received All-Conference Second Team honors while senior tri-captain Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) garnered Academic All-Conference recognition.
  • Springfield Denies Women's Soccer, 1-0, In NEWMAC Finals
    November 07, 2010
    The Babson College women's soccer team's magical late-season run came to an unfortunate end on Sunday, as the second-seeded Beavers fell to top-seeded Springfield College, 1-0, in the championship game of the 2010 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament. With the win, Springfield (15-4-0) claimed its second NEWMAC Championship in three years and its third in the past six seasons, while Babson sees its season come to a close with a stellar record of 11-7-2. One of the team’s brightest stars this fall, junior Lisa Wojnar capped off her remarkable season with seven saves in net.
  • Women's Soccer Ties MIT In NEWMAC Semifinals, Advances On PKs
    November 06, 2010
    Second-seeded Babson College converted its first four penalty kick opportunities to advance past third-seeded MIT in the semifinal round of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Soccer Tournament at Springfield College on Saturday. The contest officially ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie, with Babson moving on in PKs. The Beavers, now 11-6-2 on the year, will now play top-seeded Springfield in Sunday's NEWMAC championship game at 1 p.m. It will be Babson's first trip to the league finals since 2007.
  • Benoit Returns To Propel Women's Soccer Past MIT, 1-0
    October 30, 2010
    Playing in her final regular season home game, Babson College women’s soccer senior tri-captain Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) made a dramatic return to the Beavers’ lineup by scoring the game’s only goal to lift her team to a thrilling 1-0 victory over visiting MIT in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) finale on Saturday. With the victory, Babson (11-6-1 overall, 6-2-1 NEWMAC) clinches the second seed and a first-round bye in next week’s conference tournament, and will head to Springfield College for the semifinals next Saturday. After missing Babson’s last 15 games with an injury, Benoit was making her first appearance since September 4.
  • Trinity Shuts Out Women's Soccer, 3-0
    October 26, 2010
    Junior forward Jenny Ley (Warwick, R.I.) scored two first-half goals in a four-minute span to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Babson College Beavers in women’s soccer action this afternoon. Trinity, playing in its last home game of the 2010 regular season, improves to 6-3-4 with its first win in four games, while the Beavers suffer their third defeat in a row to drop to 10-6-1. Junior goalie Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) made eight saves for Babson.
  • Women's Soccer Falls to Springfield, 2-0
    October 23, 2010
    Brittany Collins and Ashley McFarlane each scored in the second half to lift the Springfield College women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Babson College in a critical New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field. Babson will visit Trinity College on Tuesday for a 3pm game and will finish out their regular season next Saturday when they host MIT in another crucial NEWMAC contest at 1pm.
  • Wheaton Hands Women's Soccer First NEWMAC Loss, 1-0
    October 19, 2010
    Senior Colleen Liffers (Merrimac, Mass.) scored the game’s lone goal on a rebound in the 47th minute to lift the visiting Wheaton College Lyons to a 1-0 win over the host Babson College Beavers in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, Wheaton, ranked seventh in the region, improves to 12-3-2 overall and 4-3-0 in league play, while the first conference loss of the season for the Beavers drops their record to 10-4-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the NEWMAC.
  • Women's Soccer Rallies Past Coast Guard, 3-1
    October 16, 2010
    Sophomore Kelly Hanly (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) recorded one goal and two assists to help the Babson College women’s soccer team rally from an early 1-0 deficit and claim a 3-1 victory over the visiting United States Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference matchup at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the first-place Beavers improved to 10-3-1 overall and remained unbeaten in conference play at 5-0-1, while Coast Guard dipped to 5-7-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the NEWMAC.
  • McCurdy Fuels Women's Soccer's 1-0 Overtime Win At Mount Holyoke
    October 09, 2010
    Senior forward Ellen McCurdy (Weston, Mass./Weston) found the back of the net for the game-winning goal with less than a minute left in the first overtime as the Babson College women’s soccer team edged Mount Holyoke College 1-0 this afternoon at the Mount Holyoke Soccer Field. It was the Beavers' fifth consecutive win over their New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) counterparts. McCurdy’s golden goal came off of a corner kick set with just 40 seconds remaining in the first OT. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Hanly (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson) got the play started with kick from the corner that found a streaking Patty Pytlik (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) in the middle of the box. Without hesitation, Pytlik one touched the ball out of the air to McCurdy, who gathered, turned and fired a shot past Mount Holyoke senior Elaine Harvey (Boston, Mass./St. Mark's School) from the doorstep.
  • Women's Soccer Fends Off Clark, 2-1
    October 05, 2010
    The Babson College women’s soccer team remained unbeaten in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a big victory on Tuesday, as the Beavers defeated visiting Clark University, 2-1, at Hartwell-Rogers Field. With the win, Babson improved to 8-3-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the conference, while the Cougars dipped to 4-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the NEWMAC. Sophomore Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) and senior captain Patty Pytlik (Wellesley, Mass.) each netted goals for the Beavers, while junior Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) had another great game in net with seven saves.
  • Women's Soccer Nudges WPI, 2-1
    October 02, 2010
    Ashley Tourso (Glen Rock, NJ) and Bridget McCurdy (Weston, MA) scored goals less than nine minutes apart early in the second half to propel visiting Babson to a 2-1 victory over WPI in a NEWMAC women’s soccer contest played Saturday evening as part of WPI’s Homecoming weekend. vWith the victory, Babson remains tied with Wellesley atop the NEWMAC standings with seven points. The Beavers are 7-3-1 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play. WPI dips to 4-6-1 on the season and 1-2 in NEWMAC action.
  • Women's Soccer Falls Short At Tufts, 1-0
    September 29, 2010
    The Tufts University women's soccer team stopped a four-game winless streak by controlling play against Babson College on Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field and coming away with a 1-0 victory. Babson junior goalkeeper Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, TX) was sensational in defeat for the Beavers, finishing with 13 saves. With the loss, the Green and White fell to 6-3-1 on the season.
  • Women's Soccer Blanks Smith, 2-0
    September 25, 2010
    The Babson College women’s soccer team collected its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win of the season on Saturday, as the Beavers shut out visiting Smith College, 2-0, as part of Back To Babson Weekend 2010. With the victory, Babson improved to 6-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the conference, while the Pioneers fell to 1-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the NEWMAC. Babson scored the game’s first goal in the 38th minute, as sophomore Ashley Tourso (Glen Rock, N.J.) made a move past a defender at the top of the box and lofted a shot over junior keeper Lindsey Gregor (Bradenton, Fla.) and under the crossbar at 37:31. It was Tourso’s team-leading third goal of the season.
  • Endicott Upends Women's Soccer In Overtime, 1-0
    September 23, 2010
    Junior Colleen Pepin (Fairhaven, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal four minutes into overtime to lift the visiting Endicott College Gulls to a 1-0 victory over host Babson College in non-conference women’s soccer action on Thursday afternoon. With the win, Endicott improved to 5-2-1 on the year, while the Beavers fell to 5-2-1. Babson junior goalie Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) was outstanding in net for the Beavers, making five saves before Pepin's breakaway goal ended her 564-minute scoreless streak.
  • Babson Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011
    September 22, 2010
    The Babson College Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the members of its thirteenth induction class to be enshrined this coming spring. Men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and coaching legend Judy Blinstrub will officially enter the Hall on Friday, April 8, 2011. The addition of these four greats will bring the Hall of Fame's total membership to 56.
  • Women's Soccer Battles Wellesley To Scoreless Tie
    September 18, 2010
    The Babson College and Wellesley College women's soccer teams played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw on Saturday afternoon in the NEWMAC opener for both squads. Junior goalie Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, TX) came up huge in net for the Beavers (5-1-1), making six total saves, including a game-saving stop at the end of regulation and then another at the end of the second overtime period.
  • Women's Soccer Downs Framingham State, 3-0, For Fourth Straight Win
    September 14, 2010
    Sophomore Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) scored the go-ahead goal at the 32-minute mark and junior keeper Lisa Wojnar (Belaire, Texas) made three saves in net to lead the Babson College women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over visiting Framingham State College in a non-conference matchup at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Tuesday afternoon. It was the fourth straight victory for the Beavers, who are now 5-1-0 on the season, while the Rams fell to 0-4-0. Babson netted the game’s first goal late in the first half, as sophomore Emily Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) headed a pass behind the defense at midfield. Festa then ran it down and broke in all alone on Framingham State first-year goalie Kaitlyn Rossi (Pepperell, Mass.) before lofting a shot into the far right corner for her second goal of the season at 32:00. Sophomore Ashley Tourso (Glen Rock, N.J.) and junior Lauren Clement (Pittsfield, Mass.) each added goals in the second half to claim the 3-0 win.
  • Women's Soccer Downs Bridgewater State Behind Andrew's Last-Minute Heroics
    September 11, 2010
    First-year Meghan Andrew (Easton, Mass.) headed in the game-winning goal with just ten seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Babson College women’s soccer team to a dramatic 1-0 victory over host Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater. It was the fourth 1-0 win of the season for the Beavers, who are now 4-1-0 on the year.
  • Wojnar, Tourso Help Women's Soccer Secure Second Straight 1-0 Win
    September 08, 2010
    Junior Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) posted her second straight shutout in net and sophomore Ashley Tourso (Glen, Rock, NJ) scored the game-winning goal with one minute and fifteen seconds left on the clock as the Babson women's soccer team earned a hard fought 1-0 victory over the Salem State University Vikings at Alumni Field on Wednesday afternoon. Wojnar finished with eight saves in just her second collegiate start in net for the Beavers (3-1-0), who have won by 1-0 scores in all three of their victories this fall.
  • Women's Soccer Stuns Eighth-Ranked Ithaca, 1-0
    September 05, 2010
    A day after suffering a 4-0 loss to host Brandeis University, the Babson College women’s soccer team rebounded in a big way on Sunday, upsetting nationally-ranked Ithaca College, 1-0, on day two of the Brandeis Invitational. With the victory, the Beavers improved to 2-1-0 on the season, while the Bombers, ranked eighth in the country in the NSCAA Division III preseason poll, dropped to 1-1-0. Babson netted the game’s lone goal late in the first half, as sophomore Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) bent the Beavers’ lone corner kick of the game past Ithaca goalie Alyssa Sotomayor and into the net at 37:31. That would prove to be enough for junior goalie Lisa Wojnar, who finished with 13 saves in her first collegiate start in net.
  • Brandeis Hands Women's Soccer First Loss
    September 04, 2010
    The Babson College women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to host Brandeis University, 4-0, on day one of the 2010 Brandeis Invitational. with the defeat, the Beavers saw their record drop to 1-1 on the season. Senior captain Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) went the distance in net for Babson, making three saves.
  • Rookie Andrew Leads Women's Soccer To 1-0 Win Over Emmanuel
    September 01, 2010
    First-year Meghan Andrew (Easton, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal in the 77th minute to lift the Babson College women’s soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 victory over visiting Emmanuel College in the season opener for both teams at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Wednesday afternoon. The win was the first for Babson head coach Nellie Pineault, who took over the program this past offseason after six years as an assistant. Senior tri-captain Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) made three saves in net to earn her first career shutout for the Beavers.
  • 2010 Season Preview: Women's Soccer
    August 27, 2010
    Led by a new head coach, the Babson College women’s soccer team hopes for another strong season this fall. The squad returns its entire starting forward line, including last year’s top goal scorer, sophomore Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.), while featuring a new-look defense after losing Kayla Pomponi ’10 and Jacky Mozzicato ’10 to graduation. The group will be led by Nellie Pineault, who takes on her first head coaching position of her 11-year career at Babson after spending the last six years as an assistant. The Beavers will open up their season at home on Wednesday, September 1st at 4 p.m. when they take on Emmanuel at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
  • Meredith Carey Named New Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
    August 03, 2010
    The Babson College Athletics Department recently announced the hiring of new assistant women's soccer coach Meredith Carey. The former Harvard University star will serve under new head coach Nellie Pineault, who took over the program's reigns earlier this summer. Prior to graduating in 2001, Carey enjoyed an outstanding four-year career at Harvard, helping the team earn a pair of Ivy League Championships and a trip to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight in 1997. As a senior in 2000, she was named to the All-New England Senior Team, was an Umbro Select All-Star, and was invited to the WUSA College combine.
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